Gigi Pandian
Jaya Jones, a 30-something college history professor from San Francisco, California, searching for treasure around the world, in the Treasure Hunt mysteries:

Artifact (2012)

Pirate Vishnu (2014)
2015 Left Coast Crime Rose Award

Quicksand (2015)

Michelangelo’s Ghost (2016)
Finalist 2017 Lefty Award for Best Mystery

The Ninja’s Illusion (2017)

The Cambodian Curse and Other Stories (2018) [SS]

The Glass Thief (2019)

Zoe Faust, an alchemist and herbalist born in 1676 Salem, Massachusetts, and Dorian Robert-Houdin, a gargoyle brought to life in 1800s Paris, in current day Portland, Oregon, in the Accidental Alchemist mysteries:

The Accidental Alchemist (2015) [review]
2016 Lefty Award for Best Regional Mystery

The Masquerading Magician (2016)

The Elusive Elixer (2017)

The Alchemist’s Illusion (2019) [review]
2020 Anthony Award for Best Paperback
Finalist 2020 Sue Grafton Award

The Lost Gargoyle of Paris (2020) [short novel]

The Alchemist of Fire and Fortune (2021)

The Alchemist of Riddle and Ruin (2022)

Tempest Raj, a magician who was almost killed onstage when one of her illusions didn't work as expected, in the Secret Staircase mysteries:

Under Lock & Skeleton Key (2022) [review]
Finalist 2023 Lefty Award for Best Mystery

The Raven Thief (2023) [review]
Finalist 2024 Lefty Award for Best Mystery
Finalist 2023 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel


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